WHAT WE SEEK:
CBFC seeks a lead pastor who is absorbed with the Gospel and can communicate it effectively.
We seek a shepherd who can lead believers to maturity through deepened belief in the Gospel and instruction in God's Word; a man who is skilled in handling Scripture; a man who loves the doctrines of sovereign grace; a man who loves to share Jesus with others.
The elders envision a multi-pastor church, so the lead pastor should be a man who can work with and mentor an associate pastor as well as provide leadership to the board of elders.
REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES:
1. Preaching/Teaching: We see this as being the core of the lead pastor's duties. Strong communication skills; exposition and application of Scripture; speak the great majority of Sundays during the year; as needed, speak for weddings, funerals and other events.
2. Discipleship/Counseling: We see the church's lead shepherd as having a strong emphasis on discipleship, whether one-on-one or in groups; plus counseling of individuals as needed.
3. Leadership: The lead pastor should be a "leader among leaders," serving in a lead role in a plurality of elders, casting vision for the church, mentoring other leaders, and generally being the lead voice in guiding the flock in growth and service for the Lord.
4. Care: The lead pastor will be available for caring ministry, including visitation of the sick, following up with visitors, and leading others in prayer.
CBFC is a church on a mission. We aim to proclaim the Gospel (Matt. 28:18-20), preserve the truth (2 Tim. 1:13-14), love each other (Rom. 12:10), and bring glory to God (1 Cor. 10:31). We seek a lead pastor who can guide us in these things.
The Bible Fellowship Church has procedures and policies that guide the pastoral search process. The Faith and Order (bfc.org > About Us > Faith and Order > Principles of Order) spells out qualifications for Elders and Ministers in Article 204. This article stresses an elder's spiritual qualifications (1 Tim. 3, Titus 1, 1 Peter 5) and the expectations for what the BFC terms "minister," i.e., the lead elder among elders. A candidate for minister at CBFC, accordingly, must work with the BFC's credentialing committees and affirm the denomination's Articles of Faith (also available under About Us at bfc.org).
The position is full-time (40 hours per week). Salary is based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, contribution to a retirement fund, vacation days and housing allowance.
Soli Deo Gloria!